OBX Wave Report March 19 — North Wind Chop Across a Green Ocean

1-3 Foot waves break across the Outer Banks out of a green ocean chopped up by a north wind. Beautiful clear evening with a likely spectacular sunset.

OBX Wave Report March 15 — Chill Northwest Winds, Smaller Surf

2-5 foot waves break across the Outer Banks on March 15th.

OBX Wave Report March 11 — Likely Big Barrels at Buxton

A large swell moves in from the east as strong winds blow from the west. This is a recipe for barrels here on the Outer Banks.

OBX Wave Report March 4 — Brilliant Surf

Brilliant, warm beaches despite a northwest wind. Beautiful, hollow, 1-3 foot waves across the Outer Banks on Saturday March 4.

The OBX Wave Report March 3 — Greenland Heat and a Gale Warning Friday for Future

Greenland hits above freezing in March. Air rushing north toward the pole will displace cold Arctic air, forcing it onto the lower 48. This cold air is expected to come into collision with hotter than normal air over the ocean. The result may set off powerful nor’easters for the eastern seaboard by Saturday of next week.


OBX Wave Report Feb 27 — Heat, Storms, Sea Level Rise, Waves

Good waves forecast this week as two fronts are predicted to sweep through, one tonight, and one Friday. The primary driver being an easterly wind pattern pushing swells in from the stormy, Winter North Atlantic. Larger discussion of climate change related impacts to extreme weather, heat, and sea level rise. Let’s get on board for the rapid global deployment of clean energy so we can save the OBX and so many other beautiful coastlines.

OBX Wave Report Feb 23 — Heat Records Shattered, Strong Winds as Waves Build

Slava Ukraine Friday for Future! Heat records have been shattered across the US southeast in the wake of a winter heat dome. Small, fun waves expected to build throughout the day as strong winds sweep in from the north. Storms to strike California, huge wave event for Central Atlantic, global heat in focus on this Friday for Future.

OBX Wave Report Feb 23 — Southwest Winds and Winter Heat Continue

A major record-breaking heatwave grips the southeast as near gale force southwest winds run across the southern Outer Banks. Blizzard warnings remain up for parts of the US North. Passage of a front and northeast winds to bring better waves Friday through Sunday.

OBX Wave Report Feb 22 — Winter Heat and Waves

Major storm system sets off blizzard conditions in central north. An freaky heatwave blankets the southeast. Warm ocean waters counter-balance El Nino in hurricane forecast for summer. Beginning of the end for sea ice? Waves are fun and small here in the OBX!

OBX Wave Report Feb 21 — Winter Heat, Winds and Swell From South

Southeast heat builds to possible records, a 4-7 foot swell blows up from the south. To the north a major winter storm threatens from coast to coast. Strong ocean storms. And yes, clean energy helps us fight both Putin and climate crisis. Lots to talk about!

OBX Wave Report Feb 17 — Building Southwest Swell With Gale Warnings

On this Friday for Future in the Outer Banks, winds are building from the southwest as storms approach. With gale warnings up, larger surf is on the way.

OBX Wave Report Feb 16 — Unseasonably Warm, 1-3 Foot Surf, Gale Watch

Outer Banks temperatures in the upper sixties, possible lower 70s today ahead of a stormy front west of the Appalachians. Waves in the range of 1-3 feet set to rise as a gale picks up from the southwest late tonight and into Friday.

OBX Wave Report Feb 15 — Big Waves Blow a Hole in Arctic Sea Ice

Waves across the Outer Banks are in the range of 1-3 feet today. Meanwhile, huge 10-20 foot waves recently blew a big hole in the Arctic Sea Ice north of Svalbard. Heading to the beaches for a winter surf session! And a GoPro is on the way!

OBX Wave Report Feb 14 — Well Wishing For Nathan Florence + Good OBX Surf

A well-wishing for Nathan Florence following his injury after surfing some sick 25 foot barrels at Jaws. Also, much smaller but still fun 2-4 foot surf is presently breaking on the Outer Banks this Valentine’s Day. Shout out to Cat, my sweetie these 22 years. Don’t forget your sweeties today!

OBX Wave Report Feb 13 — Nor’Easter Tracks Offshore, Warm Week Ahead

2-5 foot waves are breaking across the Outer Banks as strong to gale force northwest winds are starting to blow out the swell on many beaches. Warmer days and smaller waves are forecast for the coming week.

OBX Wave Report Feb 12 — Stormy With 4-9 Foot Surf

A nor’easter bring stormy conditions and 4-9 foot surf to the Outer Banks.

OBX Wave Report Feb 11 — A Gathering Gale

A gale force nor’easter gathers as strong winds rush ashore ahead of the storm.

OBX Wave Report February 10 — Nor’Easter Expected to Form Saturday Night

A strong nor’easter is expected to form on Saturday then track up the east coast. Present waves in the range of 2-4 feet are expected to build through Sunday along with the storm as gale warnings pop up. Good surf expected Monday and Tuesday following the storm.

The OBX Wave Report February 9 — A Gnarly Nor’Easter For the Weekend

Wave heights have tamped down to 3-6 feet in the wake of a hurricane force low that formed on Monday and Tuesday offshore. Surf conditions are likely to remain favorable in the mid-range of 2-6 feet over the next day. Then, a nor’easter is expected to form late Friday into Saturday near Georgia and track northward bringing gale force conditions and high surf.

OBX Wave Report February 7 — Hurricane Force Low Brings Great Surf

A hurricane force low is expected to bring great surf across the Outer Banks over the next three days. As ever, please remember to do everything you can to help save our coastlines by transitioning to clean energy — solar, wind and electric vehicles.

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